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Connect with a TCPIP Dos Client

Hello everybody,
we want to change from a mixed IPX / TCPIP network to a pure TCPIP network.
On the windows side we have migrated all Clients.
But I have the following problem:
We are using Symantec DriveImage to put Images on a new PC. We boot the PC
with a DOS disk and connect to a Netware server via IPX. It works fine.
We have also tested the Novell TCPIP Client to do that, but the
performance is very bad.
At the moment I make tests with the Microsoft Dos TCPIP Client.
I connect with that client to a Netware 6.0 SP5 Server, where the Native
File Access Pack is running. If I am connected I can put a image on my pc,
but I am not able to write the image back to the server, but I have
read/write access to the directory.
Have anybody an idea, why it is not working?

Many thanks
Josef
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Re: Connect with a TCPIP Dos Client

josef.degenhart@autoliv.com wrote:

> At the moment I make tests with the Microsoft Dos TCPIP Client.
> I connect with that client to a Netware 6.0 SP5 Server, where the
> Native File Access Pack is running. If I am connected I can put a
> image on my pc, but I am not able to write the image back to the
> server, but I have read/write access to the directory.
> Have anybody an idea, why it is not working?


This is described in the following TID:

http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10079796.htm

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Marcel Cox
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Re: Connect with a TCPIP Dos Client

Also see the following TID on the performance of the Novell IP DOS
client:

http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?10061307.htm

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Marcel Cox
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Re: Connect with a TCPIP Dos Client

> josef.degenhart@autoliv.com wrote:
>
> > At the moment I make tests with the Microsoft Dos TCPIP Client.
> > I connect with that client to a Netware 6.0 SP5 Server, where the
> > Native File Access Pack is running. If I am connected I can put a
> > image on my pc, but I am not able to write the image back to the
> > server, but I have read/write access to the directory.
> > Have anybody an idea, why it is not working?

>
> This is described in the following TID:
>
> http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10079796.htm
>
> --
> Marcel Cox
> http://support.novell.com/forums


Thanks.
If I try to copy files via the copy or echo command I can read and write
files to the server via CIFS. The problem occur, if I try to write an
image via Powerquest DriveImage. Reading is no problem.
Am I right, if I say, that "Driveimage" have the problems dialects?

Thanks.
Josef
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Re: Connect with a TCPIP Dos Client

josef.degenhart@autoliv.com wrote:

> Am I right, if I say, that "Driveimage" have the problems dialects?


Not re4ally. Drive image just uses DOS calls to do the file access. It
may just be that it uses different DOS calls than the copy command for
example that that this may lead to unsupported CIFS commands being used.

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Marcel Cox
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Re: Connect with a TCPIP Dos Client

Having spent a disproportionate amount of time getting a TCPIP DOS 6.22 client working with an OES server I thought that I would publish my setup for the good of mankind!
You can download the zip from.
http://shail.co.uk/Client32Dos/novell_client32_dos_tcpip.zip
You only need a DOS disk which has had sys c: applied.
The directory layout should be as per the contents of the zip file.
The NIC was an old Dlink DE528 but the .LAN and .LDI client32 driver files from any card could be used instead provided that they are copied in to \novell\client32\ as well as editing \novell\client32\net.cfg and \novell\client32\startnet.bat in the corresponding places.
You will see that relevant autoexec.bat and config.sys files are included.
I used a Linux live CD such as Puppy to transfer the files.
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